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Comment: Re:Beware journald... (Score 1) 379

by oojah (#46208475) Attached to: Debian Technical Committee Votes For Systemd Over Upstart

Are you using some magic shell which understands the syntax of every executable command line in the system? I want me one of those.

No magic shell, just bash. I knows what you tell it. Lots of distros take care to provide this sort of support, I couldn't comment on arch. Perhaps you're missing some bash-completion package? See e.g.

Comment: Loss of memorabilia (Score 4, Interesting) 99

by martin (#46072543) Attached to: Bletchley Park's Bitter Dispute Over Its Future

Oh that explains why all the memorabilia has gone since we visited 5 years ago and last year.

Very sad that this of the park has gone, it really helps the younger ones to see things in context with the work that went on there, seeing real life artifacts such as toys and the scenes from the time.

Also explains why we cant buy 1 ticket at the entrance for both the Park and the Computing museum with Colossus etc inside it.

Again all very sad that they cant get this joined up to work together, moss other places are putting on living history stuff and BP is pulling it all out.

Comment: This is not "email encryption" (Score 5, Informative) 123

by daveewart (#45905199) Attached to: Security Expert: Yahoo's Email Encryption Needs Work

While the article is correct and uses precise terminology, the summary is wrong to use the term "email encryption". That term is for encrypted email messages using PGP/GPG/S-MIME.

Yahoo have no framework for email encryption. This article is about use of HTTPS for their webmail service and (a) whether that has been implemented and, if so, (b) whether it has been done correctly.

The answers to which are: (a) mostly and (b) no.

Comment: Re:Cheats, not wins (Score 1) 114

Of course it's cheating, it's subverting the rules of the game. The robot is showing its hand after seeing yours. The fact that it does so fast enough to fool human perception doesn't change this.

Your comparison with chess is invalid: Deep Blue plays chess according to the rules of chess. This robot, on the other, is not playing according to the rules of Rock/Paper/Scissors, therefore it is cheating.

Comment: move to offsite troublesome (Score 1) 290

by martin (#44325835) Attached to: How One Drunk Driver Sent My Company To the Cloud

Seems the main problem here (as already noted by others) was a lack of DR facility not moving to the cloud. But this is the same for many SMB's, requirements for a decent internet connection (not in the costs and quite a bit) and you STILL need a DR solution for alot of the stuff. Googles and others have suffered outages.

Also they've struggled with the online versions of the accounts and expenses system, just because it's a SaaS solution doesn't mean it any good!

Also moving from internal BIND to GoDaddy for DNS - seriously.....

Comment: Stimulated emission and depletion (Score 4, Interesting) 182

by oojah (#44070159) Attached to: New Technique For Optical Storage Claims 1 Petabyte On a Single DVD

The "one beam going through a doughnut beam" technique is well known through STED microscopy:

STED is a superresolution technique for imaging when using fluorophores.

This is a very nice idea using the technique in a different way for a different application.

"Ahead warp factor 1" - Captain Kirk